The Oakleigh Raptors Basketball Club was founded in 2011 with the goal to provide the local communities around Oakleigh, Huntingdale, Clayton and Clarinda with the opportunity to play and enjoy basketball.
As part of the McKinnon Basketball Association (MBA), our basketball club welcomes all skill levels, offering children and adults the opportunity to enjoy the sport, make new friends and encourage each individual to develop their full potential - both on and off the court. Basketball not only improves fitness, it helps develop vital life skills across leadership, teamwork, focused practice, overcoming challenges, and prosocial behaviour.
It all about the enjoyment of basketball, without it, there's little point!
Basketball skills take time, our players need to learn 'how to learn' through focused practice. We will win or learn, and only with perseverance will our players truly succeed.
How we get there, is just as important as if we get there! Integrity, respect & fair play - at all times, to everyone.
The well-being is vital for all players, coaches, referees, officials, parents - everyone!
We want to give back to our community as much as we want to grow the 'Raptors Way' of basketball for all.
The Oakleigh Raptors Basketball Club is a Not-for-Profit organisation who is run by volunteer parents, friends and family donating their time and expertise to help build the club’s mission. Our current committee includes:
The Oakleigh Raptors Basketball Club Policies are in-line with our Association (McKinnon Basketball), Basketball Victoria and club constitution. The below policies describe the behaviour we expect from our players, parents, coaches, administrators and spectators. Please click on the below buttons to see these policies.
The Alderson Nash Award (founders award) is the Oakleigh Raptors most prestigious achievement and presented to a player who has demonstrated the Raptors Way and made a significant contribution to the sport (E.g., through playing, coaching, refereeing etc) or to our clubs development.
The Raptors Lifetime Membership Award is bestowed to those who have significantly contributed to our Basketball club.
Recognising and celebrating progression are important milestones in our kid’s basketball journey and at the conclusion of each season, we run a Presentation Night. Each child receives a medal and coaches reflect on individual and team development and looking forward to growth in the next season.
Our mission is to make not just basketball, but the ‘Raptors Way’ as accessible to as many people as possible, so affordability is a central consideration in our club’s strategy. Without the generosity of our sponsorships and partnerships, we wouldn’t be able to make the difference we continue to strive for.
Interested in supporting our active community?
We are always seeking volunteers, coaches, team managers, supporters, sponsors or helpers to achieve our vision of community basketball, please click to register your interest.
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